Nose

Enticing aromas of lemon peel, fresh white flowers and citrus blossom, interlaced with subtle notes of lemon tart, ground nutmeg and honeyed graham cracker.

Palate

The wine exhibits a rounded mouthfeel with refreshing acidity, opening with bright flavors of pineapple juice, sweet candied lemon and creamy lemon curd, leading into hints of white nectarine, yellow pear and vanilla bean that linger through the clean, lasting finish.

Growing Conditions

2014 was a consistently temperate growing season in Napa Valley, with moderate temperatures and minimal rain in September, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.

Harvest

Our Chardonnay was hand-harvested at night at an optimal level of ripeness in mid-September, then quickly sorted and pressed in full cluster.

Winemaking

The wine was fermented in 35% new French oak barrels, aged for seven months sur lie and stirred occasionally to promote complexity. In order to preserve bright acidity and citrus notes, malolactic fermentation was not allowed to occur.

Appearance

Gleaming radiant gold our 2014 Dijon Clones Chardonnay sings from the glass.

Food Pairing

Well-rounded and bright, this supple Chardonnay would pair wonderfully with a variety of seafood dishes, such as shrimp fra diavolo or octopus salad with white beans and lemon. This versatile wine would also delight alongside poultry or vegetarian dishes and would make an excellent partner to a cheese course when matched with La Bonaparte, a creamy cow’s milk cheese from Quebec